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Do you have a fantastic idea for a screenplay and need support through the opening scenes? Or perhaps you're midway through a script, but feel you could benefit from guidance and feedback? This class offers a safe online haven where students can submit, comment on, and discuss each other’s work, while instructor Kerry Muir acts as guide and facilitator.

In The Screenwriters Workshop, you'll submit work each week, and offer feedback on classmates’ work. That weekly exchange will be the central focus of the class. Kerry will also provide you with her observations about your screenplays’ strengths, opportunities for further development, as well as suggested edits. Lastly, she will assign optional writing prompts designed to help you flex and strengthen your screenwriting “muscles,” concentrating on a different area of craft each week.

Kerry says, "While the act of writing a screenplay is more often than not a solitary effort, screenwriters of all levels can benefit from connecting with other writers who are grappling with similar issues. Whether you're starting from square one or you're neck-deep in a rewrite, The Screenwriters Workshop will provide you with focus, knowledge, and support to take your project—and your craft—to the next level."

The course uses the online platform Wet Ink, which allows for student discussion, the posting of lessons, resources, and suggested readings, as well as an online space for constructive criticism and feedback from your peers and instructor.

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Instructor
    Kerry Muir‘s plays include Running on Moontime, The Night Buster Keaton Dreamed Me, and Befriending Bertha/Conociendo a Bertha (a one-act for children), which were published in dual language (Spanish-English) editions by NoPassport Press as part of their Dreaming the Americas series, curated by Lifetime Achievement Obie Award-winning playwright, Caridad Svich. Her plays have garnered awards and productions at the Nantucket Short Play Festival, Great Platte River Playwrights Festival, Gibraltar International Drama Festival, and elsewhere. Her prose has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Crazyhorse, Riverteeth, West Branch, Willow Springs, Fourth Genre and more. Two of her essays, “The Bridge” and “BLUR,” were named as notable in Best American Essays of 2011 and 2018, edited by Edwidge Danticat and Hilton Als, respectively. Her short film “Madame” (an official selection of San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2024, Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival 2024, AHITH Film Festival 2023) is currently making the rounds on the film festival circuit. Visit her online at: https://kerry-muir-5gnx.squarespace.com.
Schedule

October 06 – November 17

Reviews
  • Kerry's enthusiasm for the content of the class, her use of writing exercises, and the collaborative nature of the class demystified and relaxed the writing experience making it seem so much more accessible and less daunting. I now have the confidence to move forward with my screenplay as well as the tools to write it within the confines of the structure.

    Bryan

Details

Start:
Sunday, October 6, 2019
End:
Monday, November 18, 2019
Cost:
$345.00
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Venue

Online (Asynchronous)
Online - No Live Meetings

 

Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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